What a troubled time to be the Fantastic Four in any form right now.
The movie tanked both critically and financially; there are currently zero plans to touch that steaming pile of trouble anytime soon and now even the comic books are gone for at least a long while. Check out how it all ended below.
COMIC BOOK SPOILERS TO FOLLOW – Here’s a giant picture of Dolph Lundgren to protect you from them.
In the end of the super huge Secret Wars storyline (that had it’s own delay troubles) we see the fantastic family basically ride off into the sunset at the end of issue #9. After the gnarly damages of Secret Wars Reed and the family decide to stay outside of reality, attempting to re-populate universes. They show us a grizzly adams Reed Richards effectively saying goodbye:
No more super heroes for a while. Just science. And no more Mister Fantastic…. Just Dad.
This will mark the first time in five decades there hasn’t been some type of Fantastic Four comic book running at Marvel. Many assumed this was happening because FOX refuses to sell the Fantastic Four movie rights back. Therefore, Marvel doesn’t want to help the popularity of something they don’t fully own; even putting a halt on creating Fantastic Four toys & merchandise. In an interview with CBR however, Marvel executive editor Tom Brevoort says that’s not the case; that they simply want it to be missed:
Fantastic Four has been one of those books that, for a number of years, has been effectively taken for granted. It’s been considered stodgy, or old school, or some people see it as a thing that’s there and people are comfortable because it’s there, but they’re not particularly passionate about it. So we’re not going to have that book for a while.
Could this really be the end though? It’s hard to imagine; especially if the world is ever able to figure out how to make a decent freaking movie about it for once. I’d hate to be the guy bringing that idea up in a studio meeting any time soon. Do you think we’ll ever see the Fantastic Four again? Stay tuned for any updates right here at GeekNation!
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